Organ donation

Organ donation is a good deed that can save someone 's life or improve their quality of life. A person can be an organ donor while still alive and healthy by donating a kidney to a loved one. A person can also be an organ donor after their death, having expressed their will beforehand. Organ donation after death does not harm an already dead person, but it can be invaluable to another person, who will have a new chance at life.

If there is no information on the opinion that the deceased person expressed during their lifetime, an attempt is made to find it out through their loved ones. In order to save your loved ones from difficult decisions, it is wise to form and express your opinion yourself.

There are three ways to make a declaration of intent to become a donor:

  • By talking to your loved ones about your attitude towards being able to give someone an invaluable gift after death and help save their life. This makes it easier for family members to take your wishes into account if you have clearly stated them in advance.
  • E-declaration of intent – by logging in to the patient portal www.digilugu.ee using ID card or Mobile ID, you can consent to the post-mortem donation of cells, tissues and organs in the section “Declarations of intent”. This consent is visible to doctors and can be revoked if you wish. If you have made an e-declaration, don't forget to inform your family members. You can also indicate in the portal if you do not agree with becoming a donor.

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